Piper PA-47 PiperJet
Piper PA-47 PiperJet. A photo. Characteristics. Salon.

Piper PA-47 PiperJet


The PA-47 Piper Jet belongs to the business aviation segment and is a small aircraft. The manufacturer of this model is NewPiperAircraft. Piper Meridian was taken as the basis for the design. The first announcements of the project appeared in October 2006 at the NBAA exhibition. The aircraft was presented in September 2008 at the JetExpo exhibition. And the first test flight was made in July 2008.


Piper PA-47 PiperJet photo salon

Piper PA-47 PiperJet photo salon

The PiperJet stands out among other VLJs. When designing especially light jets, aircraft designers prefer to supply them with two motors. Experience shows that this is much safer and more reliable. But also more expensive. NewPiperAircraft went their own way with a single-engine jet. The task for the designers was very difficult - to reduce the cost and operating costs.

The announced price of PiperJet, which is designed for five passengers - 2,2 million dollars. In the VLJ market, only a modest one is cheaper Eclipse 500.

Piper Jet has a single turbofan engine, which is mounted on the tail, and it is a guarantee of security in the destruction. Modern avionics system takes on board the aircraft in place. Jet has very small dimensions: length - 10,29m, and height - 5,03m.

The salon has comfortable seats that provide the comfort of the passengers during the flight. Airplane calculated ideally on six passengers, but, if necessary, can accommodate and 7 when changing configuration.


Piper PA-47 PiperJet cockpit

Piper PA-47 PiperJet cockpit

Despite the affordable price, PiperJet has a toilet room - it's really a luxury for particularly light jets, where every extra centimeter of the saloon is a special achievement. Now, among manufacturers, a real "toilet war" is being deployed. Smaller planes that are not equipped with a toilet, only in the United States each year make several thousands of unplanned landings due to the fact that suddenly "prispichilo" passenger. The first VLJs were designed without taking into account these statistics. In them, at best, a toilet was provided, which disguised itself as a spare seat in the tail of the cabin. Separated from the main compartment with a curtain in the literal sense. How to use it in flight, it's hard to imagine.

Piper Jet plan to certify for control with the help of one pilot. 

The characteristics of the aircraft PiperJet:


  • Range: 2407.6km 

  • Cruising speed: 667km / hour

  • The greatest number of passengers: 6-7 

  • Length: 10.29m 

  • Height: 5.01m  

  • Wingspan: 13.59 


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